Friday, January 27, 2012

Scale time...

Time for my weekly fitbit update!  

Weight as of this morning: 130.4   **However, I weighed myself at the gym the other day on the super legit doctors scale (the kind you can calibrate) and weighed 129.5.  Granted weight fluctuates throughout the day... It was just encouraging to see the number start with a 1-2, instead of a 1-3.  =)** 
Weight loss from last week: 1.8 lbs
Pound lost so far: 12.1
Date by which I should arrive at 115: March 19

Things are going well, right???

...But, I'm beginning to feel just a bit tired of spending my entire day working toward a calorie goal.  However, losing so much per week is helping my attitude.  And speaking of which... Since I don't update this stuff on my blog every day, what you don't know is that I spend about 5 of the 7 days in the week at the EXACT SAME WEIGHT.  Busting my chops does NOTHING.  Then, all of a sudden, I drop 1.5 lbs. While those days are awesome, it's a little hard on the other 5 or 6 days every week.  I guess this is how it's going to go from now on out, so I'll get used to it, if I have to. =)  Anyone else have a similar experience???

I've cut my calories as much as I feel is healthy.  I promised myself I wouldn't be hungry, I'd just change what I ate. Without getting too specific (I'll be keeping my calorie counts to myself =)), I make sure I have at least a 1400-1500 calorie deficit per day.  If I push much harder I won't be able to sustain this long term, so I'll have to stay at this pace.  If you've been through this before, please show me some solidarity!  Tell me it's all worth it!

I am, however, feeling the positive effects of getting in shape - today I ran 5 miles (I was going to say "without breaking a sweat," but that would be a lie) without feeling like death.  I actually did it at 5AM and felt awesome after.  This has become my new motto...

As for now, it's Friday, which means I have more time to bust my hump running, climbing mountains, and rowing.  At least the weather is nice.  =)  Have a happy and healthy Friday, friends!


  1. You are doing so great! And I think running 5 miles without feeling like death is QUITE and accomplishment!

  2. 5 miles. Ouch.

    You're doing great blog buddy! It sounds like you are making lifestyle changes and not just "dieting". I think this will be the key to your success!! I'm wise this morning. Can you tell?